About Us





goal is to grow, add value and deliver quality plant material to our customers
on time and in excellent condition.

Mobjack Nurseries takes pride in growing the very best in plants for the landscape.  Whether it’s an unusual specimen, or tried-and-true plants, we probably have what you need.

The nursery began in 1934 as a hobby for Emmett Machen, when he had time between buying,  planting and harvesting oysters in the Mobjack Bay. From those early days of growing and hybridizing camellias, the nursery began to grow when John L. Machen, Sr. joined the company in 1958. Instituting a program of field grown, woody ornamentals, he and the nursery soon became known for its hollies, magnolias and Japanese maples. John L. Machen, Jr.  joined his father in 1982 and began an expansion of the container operation. John Lee has specialized in Hosta; and has introduced a number of named varieties to include Hostas ‘Patriot’, ‘Minuteman’, ‘Night Before Christmas’, and ‘Liberty’. George Machen joined the Mobjack team in 1992 and has changed the field division by expanding the P/P growing area.

Today, years after beginning in the backyard, the nursery has over 200 acres in field grown material, and is growing plants in 25+ acres of container production. The product being produced today is a dynamic mix of perennials, flowering shrubs, grasses, and trees. We are a continuing source of color and we are known for growing the newest, slightly unusual and often hard to find plants.

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